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DUBUQUE CLAMP WORKS. Keith Clark, a former employee of the JOHN DEERE DUBUQUE WORKS began Dubuque Clamp Works in his garage around 1974. Twenty years later he moved production to the former site of the DUBUQUE FURNITURE AND BURIAL CASE COMPANY at 260 E. 18th St., the location in 2014.

Dubuque Clamp Work, including Clark, his wife, and three employees, manufactured specialized clamps of all varieties ranging from wood working to dealing with rock counter tops. Production of approximately $500,000 worth of clamps annually went to consumers across the United States including Craftsman tools, Gibson guitars, and Lee Richmond, founder of The Best Things woodworking tools shop in Virginia and an appraiser on "Antique Roadshow" featured on the Public Broadcasting Station.



Murphy, Erin. "A Gripping History," Telegraph Herald, August 17, 2014, p. 1B

The 1993 Dubuque City Directory listed 2613 University.